CAA to be enforced after COVID-19 vaccination ends: Amit Shah

Swapan Kumar Das, Najore Bangla, Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas) : On Thursday Union home minister Amit Shah assuired to the Matua community of West BengalCitizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) will be enforced after the COVID 19 vaccination ends. In 2020 the central government raised CAA bill in the Loksabha but for the Corona situation it could not be implemented. He accused, the opposition parties of misleading the minorities about the Citizenship (amendment) Act, he said its implementation will not impact the citizenship status of Indian minorities.

In presence of the MP Shantanu Thakur, BJP State President of West Bengal Dilip Ghosh, Mukul Roy, Kailash Bijoybargio, Suvendu Adhikari, Biswajit Das, Dulal Bar, Subrata Thakur, Sunil Mondal and others state leaders Amit Shahji was overhelmed on seeing the huge pupil on the Thakurnagar Sridham. He announced, the railway station of Thakurnagar will be named by Sridham Thakurnagar.

‘Mamata didi said we made a false promise. She started opposing the CAA and saying she will never allow it. The BJP always fulfils the promises it makes. We have brought this law and refugees will get citizenship. She will not be in a position to oppose the implementation of the CAA as she will cease to be the chief minister after the assembly polls likely in April-May this year.

The country has seen various violent protests against the new CAA and proposed pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the national capital region and other parts of India. 

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) is an act that was passed in the Parliament on December 11, 2019. The 2019 CAA amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 allowing Indian citizenship for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities who fled from the neighboring Muslim majority countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 2014 due to “religious persecution or fear of religious persecution”. However, the Act excludes Muslims. Under CAA 2019 amendment, migrants who entered India by December 31, 2014, and had suffered “religious persecution or fear of religious persecution” in their country of origin, were made eligible for citizenship by the new law. These type of migrants will be granted fast track Indian citizenship in six years. The amendment also relaxed the residence requirement for naturalization of these migrants from eleven years to five.

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